Research in Action
Aberystwyth University carries out research across all disciplines. This selection of short case studies reflects just some of the pioneering work being undertaken by our researchers - from climate change and the Sun's corona to crop breeding, performance and minority language policy.
Research at the Centre for Glaciology focuses on investigating and explaining changes in Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets.
Professor Bryn HubbardDiscover more
My research has centred on developing molecular
diagnostics to accurately measure what people
eat and to show how metabolites derived from
distinctive chemicals found in specific foods can be
identified in urine the day after consumption.
Professor John DraperDiscover more
“Prof. Piotrowicz has been a very active member of GRETA, both in its monitoring work and in contributing to the development of its policies. Both of these activities directly influence the actions of states in assisting trafficked people and prosecuting the perpetrators” - Dr Petya Nestorova, Executive Secretary of GRETA, Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Professor Ryszard PiotrowiczDiscover more
My research focuses on the 10.000 unaccompanied child refugees who fled from Central Europe to the UK on the so-called Kindertransport. Their families were persecuted by the National Socialist dictatorship whose race laws defined them as Jewish.
Dr Andrea HammelDiscover more
Our research is located in the interdisciplinary field
of language policy studies.
Recent work has focused on analysing policy
interventions by European sub-state governments
aimed at revitalising regional and minority
Dr Huw Lewis, Dr Elin Royles, Dr Catrin Wyn EdwardsDiscover more
Performance and Disability
My research is based in practice. I have been working
since 1987 with dance-theatre company Cyrff
Ystwyth where people with and without learning
disabilities follow the work of colleagues with
Dr Margaret AmesDiscover more
My work focuses on trying to automatically predict
the six basic human emotions – namely happiness,
sadness, fear, disgust, surprise, and anger – from the
expressions of human faces on video.
Dr Neil Mac ParthaláinDiscover more
My research is concerned with the Sun’s
mysterious atmosphere known as the corona. It is
hundreds of times hotter than the Sun’s surface.
Events in the corona may affect the Earth and the
technologies we depend upon such as satellites,
radio transmissions, and electricity grids
Youra TaroyanDiscover more